Government entities face unique challenges when it comes to managing the health of employees. Maricopa County turns challenges into opportunities with a wellness program that nurtures the long-term health of employees and makes health improvement easy, accessible and rewarding.
Maricopa County is the fourth most populous county in the United States, and includes 24 cities and towns. The county’s 13,000 employees are spread out across 9,000 square miles and work in a variety of positions. So, when county administrators decided they needed to enhance their employee wellness program, they knew they had to think differently.
County management, in partnership with their internal wellness team and StayWell, identified three main goals for updating the wellness program:
- Provide a robust program
- Consolidate activities and communications
- Focus on participation and outcomes
Every employer has its own distinct challenges when it comes to employee health and wellness. For local governments like Maricopa County, those challenges are found in:
- A long list of diverse job functions
- Decentralized operations and work sites
- Gradual adaptation to change among long-time employees
To read on about Maricopa County’s unique wellness program challenges, phased approach to outcomes-based wellness incentives and tiered incentive offerings, download the full client profile here.
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